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John O’ Callaghan – Co. Cork
John O’Callaghan runs a pedigree dairy herd alongside his father near Bandon Co. Cork. The herd operate under the herd name Mountfarna. The Mountfarna herd was founded in 1970 and are milking 65 cows. John genotypes all his dairy females and males each year and now sees genotyping as routine and essential part of running his dairy business. In this short video clip, John outlines how this technology has helped him make better breeding and management decisions.
Brendan Hinchion – Co. Cork
Brendan Hinchion started farming when he was 18, developed the farm by putting in roadways, paddocks, a water system & cubicles. Brendan leaves the very best of his Friesians remain Friesian, the best of the Norwegian Reds remain Norwegian Red & Pedigree and anything in between is crossbred. Brendan uses HerdPlus Sire Advice each breeding season. He firstly uses C.O.W. (Cow’s Own Worth) to eliminate cows that will be bred to beef AI. In addition, Brendan genomic tests all of his eligible females and then picks the best of them for breeding.